The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is unhappy Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe at half-time.
Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.
Rwanda's parliament condemns the BBC for broadcasting a TV documentary which questions official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.
Kansas City Royals beat San Francisco Giants 7-2 in Game Two to level the best-of-seven World Series.
Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent will leave the firm after the company announced a bigger-than-forecast hole in its profits.
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.
A 36-year-old woman holding her one-year-old son in her arms jumped off the platform in front of a train at Nezu Station on the Chiyoda subway line in Tokyo, police said. (Japan Today)
The Nikkei stock index closed negative, losing 0.37 percent Thursday, following a roller coaster series of runs recently, with the market being dragged down eventually today by falling U.S. shares overnight. (globalpost.com)
The Finance Ministry will ask the education ministry to increase the maximum number of students per class for first-graders at public elementary schools to 40, from the current 35, in a bid to cut the education budget for next year, it has been learned. (Japan Times)
Police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.
A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Indian-administered Kashmir to see the extent of damage caused by last month's floods.
Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.
The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.
Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found.